Thursday, July 17, 2008
DISCUSSION: STARK COUNTY PROSECUTOR/FORMER DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN TAKES CURRENT CHAIR TO TASK?
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) has learned from a number of sources that John Ferrero (Stark County prosecutor and former Stark County Democratic Party chair) express his displeasure (to put it mildly) with current chairman, Johnnie A. Maier, Jr.
What was the beef?
Maier's treatment of former party chair Roy Gutierrez in dumping Gutierrez from the Stark County Democratic Executive Committee.
The Report understands that "the explosion" took place at a recent Amvets located fundraiser for John Boccieri. Ferrero's political base is in Massillon as is Maier's. So this should be an interesting test of Maier's ability to continue his leadership of the Stark County Democratic Party.
The Report did contact Ferrero but he was unwilling to go into the specifics of his unhappiness with Maier.
Question: Is Maier administering a "political cleansing" and "purification?"Is Johnnie Maier, Jr outsmarting himself with his "divide and conquer" strategy of maintaining control of the Stark County Democratic Party?
Posted by Martin Olson at 10:34 AM